If you have a pet, it breaks your heart to see them sick or in pain. Luckily, Dr. Patrick walked me through some common pet illnesses and showed me when I can treat it myself or what my dog needs to see a professional.

If you own a pet then, you know, they're like your child. The only difference is that your child can tell you what's wrong when they don't feel well. Your pet doesn't have that ability so it's up to you to figure it out. Is your pet "happy vomiting" or "sad vomiting?" I bet you didn't know there was a difference. Or that your pet can get allergies just like you can? Also, are you thinking of boarding your pet over the summer? There's a list of things that you need to ask first so that you don't have to worry about coming home to your pet having a preventable illness.

In this episode of Pet Professors, I talked to Dr. Patrick from the VCA Shaker Animal Hospital in conjunction with VCA Animal Health Center.